- Oct 17, 2007 5:00 PM WHAT CATS KNOW ABOUT WAR
I am The Autumnomous 1, MC Insanikitty, feral-born and fabulously tortie. I am currently Heir to the Tortoiseshell Dynasty (Caulton Klan); Minister of Incatations for my street colony of origin; and Poster Child for the "Special Kitties" list of the local rescue group. A special shout-out to Precious Pets Almost Home in Chicago, who rescued both my sister Kenya and I. Kenya was born in a vacant garage, and my humble beginnings are beyond human knowledge. I was adopted straight from the home of PPAH worker, after my three brothers who beat me up a lot and ate ALL the food were taken in by another new home. Kenya was one of those shelter kitties who wouldn't let anyone touch her and thus was likely to be overlooked for quite some time, despite her obvious gorgeous queen-like beauty. But she did respond when Mars would sit next to her in the shelter cage and sing Afro-Blue (Oscar Brown Jr, ase!) to her every evening, and soon found her home.
Mars herself is granddaughter to a known Cat Whisperer, Jessie Higgs Seldon James (I'll post a photo of her circa 1910 if Mama can ever find the photo!) Salem, tortie and female, the original queen of the Caulton Klan Tortoiseshell Dynasty, was picked from a litter of male cream kittens after Mars awoke one night in her Boston apartment to find 4 baby mice sleeping between her feet. Soon, the Honorary Tortie Hartford joined Salem after friends rescued her from a Connecticut parking lot during a blizzard coming home from a D.C. demo. Hartford, a grey tabby mix, was legendary as a survivor and attention-grabber, and her portrait hands in the office of her longtime vet, the incredible Dr Wallis Hoyle.
While each of the felines of this Klan have played particular roles, we collectively exist as ground support for further rescue efforts. In late 2003, an "owned on paper" neglected tomcat camped out in a blizzard on Mars' back door to be taken in, and was cared for until the rescue group found him a new home. In 2004, Mars rescued a feral known in his Austin (Chicago west side) neighborhood as Left-Eye, and cared for him until she found him a home suitable for a beautiful, FeLV+ cat. In 2006 Mars rescued a rabbit being dumped by its owner at nearby Humboldt Park, and kept her (Tunisia) until Red Door Shelter located an appropriate home. And in winter of 2006-7, the incredible and allergy-causing Gnocchi asked to be rescued from living under a dumpster, and was cared for (ie spayed, cleaned, vaccinated, and taught house manners!) until Felines Inc. found her a new home. (Jelani has not quite forgiven Mars for letting Gnocchi go, but boy that one was such an attention hog!)
And thus is the history of our rescue + tortoiseshell dynasty. Please say hello, enjoy our family photos and those of other torties we've met along the rescue communities, and be sweet and crazy to someone who needs you TODAY.
Peace, Love, Claws and Happy Bugcatching.
Autumn, aka MC Insanikitty.
Be The Cat You Wish To See In The World.
Who I'd like to meet:More free thinkers and independent spirits.
1. Not controlled by others or by outside forces; independent: an autonomous judiciary; an autonomous division of a corporate conglomerate. 2. Independent in mind or judgment; self-directed. 3a. Independent of the laws of another state or government; self-governing. b. Of or relating to a self-governing entity: an autonomous legislature. c. Self-governing with respect to local or internal affairs: an autonomous region of a country. 4. Autonomic.
From Greek autonomos : auto-, auto- + nomos, law; see nem- in Appendix I.
OTHER FORMS: au·to'no·mous·ly —ADVERB
- Status: Single
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio